Welcome to Physics 2A!

Thank you for your interest in taking Physics 2A. Please check out my site to learn a little bit about the course. Please do not hesitate to contact me at apevyhouse@ccsf.edu if you have any questions.

What Will This Course Be Like:

This course is a hybrid course. Lecture will be completely online but there is required face to face meeting once a week. This meeting time will be Thursdays from 11am-12pm. This meeting will be on City College of San Francisco's Ocean Campus.

During the mandatory face-to-face meetings we will go over problem solving strategies in the form of conference problems. We will also use the time for a class orientation as well as to take course exams.

This is a full-semester course with a new unit opening each week. Each week there will be quizzes, homework assignments, and discussion forums. There will also be a face-to-face meeting once a week. During this meeting we will discuss problem solving techniques and go over any questions that you might have about homework problems that had been assigned.

Physics is too exciting of a subject to study alone! In this course you will be having lots of opportunity to interact with your peers who are taking the course with you. There will also be weekly virtual office hours where you can ask me questions in real time through ConferZoom. The hope is that you will find a sense of community and support during the course.

What Will You Study In This Course:

In this course we will start by learning how the process of science has allowed us to understand a part of the Universe we all live in. We will also discuss how the scientific method has allowed our technology to advance to a state it is today.

This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence of algebra/trigonometry-based physics. This semester we will explore several different areas of physics: mechanics, fluids, waves and thermodynamics. We will also build the fundamental tools you will need to not only solve physics problems but develop a conceptual understanding of the Universe around you.


Contact me at: apevyhouse@ccsf.edu

Instructor Contact Info

Instructor: Alice Pevyhouse

Department: Physics

Email: apevyhouse@ccsf.edu

(Once class has begun, please use the Canvas Inbox messaging system). I will respond to most messages within 24 hours during the semester or summer session. If an email is sent over the weekend I will respond the following Monday.

Office: Science 184

Office Hours: Thursday 12pm-1pm

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